Player of the Year Championship

2016/17 competition

Gold Cup Autumn Congress Prem League P-a-B Teams National Pairs Easter Pairs Spring Fours Summer Meeting Swiss Pairs 4 Star Teams Crockfords Cup Total
1st David Bakhshi 4 16 6 14 40
2nd= Alexander Allfrey 4 16 14 34
2nd= Mike Bell 4 16 14 34
2nd= Tony Forrester 4 16 14 34
2nd= David Gold 4 16 14 34
2nd= Andrew Robson 4 16 14 34
7th Tom Hanlon 16 8 24
8th Zia Mahmood 16 4 20
9th Espen Erichsen 16 1 17
10th= Boye Brogeland 16 8 16
10th= Simon Gillis 16 16
10th= Espen Lindqvist 16 16
13th Martin Jones 8 3 4 15
14th= Jeffrey Allerton 8 6 14
14th= Frances Hinden 8 6 14
14th= Chris Jagger 8 6 14
14th= Graham Osborne 8 6 14
18th Neil Rosen 8 4 12
19th= Sally Brock 8 2 10
19th= Barry Myers 8 2 10
19th= Robert Sheehan 8 2 10
22nd Hugh McGann 1 8 9
23rd= Rory Boland 8 8
23rd= John Carroll 8 8
23rd= Krzysztof Martens 8 8
23rd= Mark Moran 8 8
23rd= Andy Hughes 8 8
23rd= Dror Padon 4 4 8
23rd= Ian Pagan 8 8
23rd= Steve Preston 8 8
31st= Ollie Burgess 6 6
31st= Richard Granville 6 6
31st= Graham Sadie 6 6
31st= Janet De Botton 4 1 1 6
31st= Artur Malinowski 4 1 1 6
31st= Nick Sandqvist 4 1 1 6
31st= Tom Townsend 4 1 1 6
38th Andrew McIntosh 1 4 5
39th= Dennis Bilde 4 4
39th= Andrew Black 4 4
39th= Peter Clinch 4 4
39th= Ian Draper 4 4
39th= Giorgio Duboin 4 4
39th= Gunnar Hallberg 4 4
39th= Phil King 4 4
39th= Julian Mitchell 4 4
39th= Derek Patterson 4 4
39th= Kay Preddy 4 4
39th= Norman Selway 4 4
39th= Brian Senior 1 3 4
39th= Nevena Senior 1 3 4
39th= Colin Simpson 1 3 4
39th= Gerald Tredinnick 4 4
39th= Jeremy Willans 4 4
55th= Tom Dessain 3 3
55th= Jason Hackett 1 2 3
55th= Ed Jones 1 2 3
55th= Tugrul Kaban 3 3
55th= Abbey Smith 3 3
55th= Kitty Teltscher 3 3
61st= Paul Barden 2 2
61st= Michael Byrne 1 1 2
61st= Simon Cope 1 1 2
61st= Peter Crouch 1 1 2
61st= Kieran Dyke 1 1 2
61st= Roger Gibbons 2 2
61st= David Kendrick 2 2
61st= Glyn Liggins 1 1 2
61st= Jonathan Mestel 2 2
61st= Steve Root 2 2
61st= Lynton Stock 2 2
72th= Erik Berg 1 1
72th= Paul Bowyer 1 1
72th= Norrie Buxton 1 1
72th= Thomas Charlsen 1 1
72th= Liz Commins 1 1
72th= John Cox 1 1
72th= Catherine Curtis 1 1
72th= Joe Fawcett 1 1
72th= Paul Fegarty 1 1
72th= Ben Green 1 1
72th= Justin Hackett 1 1
72th= Duncan Happer 1 1
72th= Rune Hauge 1 1
72th= Thor Erik Hoftaniska 1 1
72th= John Holland 1 1
72th= Alex Hydes 1 1
72th= Alistair Kent 1 1
72th= Christer Kristoffersen 1 1
72th= Jim Mason 1 1
72th= Dan McIntosh 1 1
72th= David Mossop 1 1
72th= Alan Mould 1 1
72th= Sandra Penfold 1 1
72th= David Price 1 1
72th= Marion Robertson 1 1
72th= Nicola Smith 1 1
72th= Roman Smolski 1 1
72th= David Stevenson 1 1
72th= Peter Taylor 1 1

Competition overview

Players will gain points based on finishing in the top places of the most prestigious events on the EBU calendar.

The tournaments and points awarded are as follows:

Teams Events Winner Runner-up Semifinals Quarterfinals
Gold Cup 16 8 4 1
Spring Fours 14 8 4 1
Winner Runner-up 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Premier League (Division 1) 16 8 4 2
Crockfords 12 6 4 2 1 1 1 1
Four Stars Team - Summer Meeting 8 4 2 1
National Point-a-Board Teams 6 3 2 1
Pairs Events Winner Runner-up 3rd 4th 5th
Swiss Pairs - Summer Meeting 12 6 3 2 1
National Pairs 8 4 2 1
Guardian Trophy - Easter Congress 6 3 2 1
Two Star Pairs - Autumn Congress 6 3 2 1

The player accumulating the most place points in the year will win the prize of £1000. In the event of a tie the prize will be shared.

For the purposes of the competition the 'year' is events which finish in the period 1st October to 30th September (some events may start before that date).

In the event of a tie for any placings, the points for that and the lower position will be shared, with the exception of the final award in which case the lowest award will be given to both pairs/teams. For example, a tie for 2nd and 3rd place in the National Pairs would see both pairs awarded 3 points - (4+2)/2. If two pairs tied for 4th in the National Pairs, all four players would receive 1 point.

While this competition will appeal to those battling for the top prize, we also hope that it will prompt some friendly rivalries amongst those lower down the points list as they vie for bragging rights and aim to see their name listed alongside the game's elite. Previous experience indicates that the prize money will be covered by an increase in entries.

Final standings

The complete tables are available here: